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For Valentine’s Day, men spend more, but on the wrong gifts

February 03, 2013

The survey also found that only 58 per cent of Americans plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year.The survey also found that only 58 per cent of Americans plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year.NEW YORK, Feb 3 — A new US survey finds that on Valentine’s Day, most men plan to shell out an average of US$84.39 (RM262) to romance their significant others. Women will spend an average of US$48.13. That said, not many people get what they want when it comes to gifts.

According to a survey of more than 1,100 Americans from credit card comparison site CreditDonkey.com, 65 per cent men and women will take their date out to dinner, 38 per cent will buy chocolates, and 37 per cent will give flowers. Problem is, the gifts don’t align with what people want, the survey suggests. Only 49 per cent want to receive dinner, while 30 percent want chocolates and 20 per cent want flowers. 

However, only 8 per cent plan to give gift cards, but 15 per cent want to receive cards. Only 7 per cent plan to offer electronics, but 20 per cent want to receive electronics. 

CreditDonkey researchers also found that only slightly more than half (58 per cent) of Americans plan to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day at all this year. — AFP/Relaxnews 

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